Nov 18, 2012 8:30am EST
alone and nancy pelosi in the house said much the same. they're putting and knocking a lot off the table. >> so you won't like this, but two separate issues. stimulus spending on one hand, the president hasn't called for it. leave entitlement spending alone, again, not the central argument that the president has been making, he has already indicated that he is willing to look at entitlement spending and he is willing to compromise on that. >> the details and-- >> charlie, by the way, here is where you can'teally believe him. he's made specific recommendations on taxes, it's all laid out there, you know, dividends, you know, upper brackets. he's not made one specific recommendation on entitlement cuts, so-- >> because that's not his primary position, he has indicated he's willing, and-- >> that's right, he doesn't want to do that. >> charlie. >> what do you make of that, that's not on t agenda? >> and he's not submitted a budget in three and a half years period, and he's extreme tli vague, one idea which is correct. tax the rich more, but the rest of it is all just fog, smoke and mirrors.
Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm PST
democratic leader nancy pelosi urged extending middle class tax cut. >> we must not hold middle class tax cuts hostage to wealthiest americans. >> republicans know if they don't the democrats will let the upper income tax cuts expire, which they say will hurt job creation. day after the first news conference in more than half a year and the first after the re-election, newspaper seized on the president's suggestion he might not demand the top income tax rate return to what it was under bill clinton. aides with him for the second tour of damage from hurricane sandy suggested mr. obama's demand is for a sure source of re-knew, leaving negotiators to decide how much the re-knew is. >> what i will not do is to have a process that is vague, that says we're going to sort of, kind of raise revenue through dynamic scoring. or closing loopholes that have not been identified. >> on this day, house speaker john boehner claimed that gallup survey showed most people support lowering the deficit ending the tax loopholes and making needed spending cuts. but that is not specific enough for white house. b